Luke 18:1-8

Last week, the speaker of the Australian Federal Parliament resigned over a scandal involving her use of travel entitlements. (I mention this for the benefit of international readers; if you’re local, you can’t have missed it!) Among other things, this speaker was renowned for ejecting opposition members from the parliamentary chamber. One of the newspapers… Continue reading Luke 18:1-8

Luke 18:9-17

This week we’re looking at the short stories in Luke 18 – each individual story, as well as the big picture. We’ve been keeping score as to who “wins” in each story. Yesterday, we saw the poor widow (someone of low status ) win an appeal for justice over her (probably rich and important) adversary, wearing  down the unjust… Continue reading Luke 18:9-17

Luke 18:31-43

This week we’re looking at the short stories in Luke 18, and keeping score as to who “wins” in each story. Here’s the recap so far in table form: Story Winner Loser 18:1-8 Poor widow Rich litigant and unjust judge 18:9-14 Tax collector Pharisee 18:15-17 Children Adult disciples 18:18-30 Disciples Rich ruler Total: People of low status… Continue reading Luke 18:31-43